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Old 10-15-2010, 12:37 PM   #46
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It cracks me up, being 40 year old native of Santa Cruz, that "Lost Boys" really put us on the map. I've met many a European tourist that came here because of "Lost Boys" too. When it was being filmed around town I never thought it would become the sensation it is today. Many of my friends including my husband were extras in it, so it's fun to watch every now and then.
Anyway since your wife seems to like the weird end of things, in Hollywood I suggest staying at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It's full of "ghosts". We stayed in haunted room 928. Montgomery Clifts ghost is said to haunt it. Hmmm maybe it felt a little haunted. If you can't stay there the lobby is worth a look. It's beautiful. I do believe the whole "Tower of Terror" ride is based on the hotel as well.
I can see how that would be funny and weird at the same time ... One thing I always hated about "Santa Carla" though.... all the darn vampires.

I did look at that hotel, but we are trying to go the cheap route as we're 8 people on one bill ( my, dw, kids, brother, parents ), so we're probably gonna do the Days Inn on Sunset. But I think we will definitely check out the lobby as suggested!

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Old 10-16-2010, 03:17 AM   #47
What a great idea for a thread! Good grief, I'm going to gain another 5 pounds
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In the summertime, we get coastal fog. That's primarily May-Sept, and can get pretty thick on the coast, though it usually burns off by noon. The central valley is almost always perfectly clear all day long.

The wintertime is just the reverse. The coast is usually clear. But the central valley can get a very thick tule fog. This can get so thick, so bad, that it causes 50 car pile-ups on I-5. The tule fog generally comes only Nov-March.

(sitting in an unusually heavy, unseasonable coastal fog at the moment)
lol... guess you have to change your time frame for fog to include October! now how does the fog situation relate to the 101? we would be travelling that for a ways if we don't take the I5 (which I must say is sounding a better option)

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Old 10-16-2010, 03:42 PM   #48
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I was in Central Valley from June to September, and not one single drop of rain. And coming from Florida, with rain showers like clockwork over the summer, it totally weirded me out. But it is also where most of your produce comes from, so heading to a local flea market on the weekend was a lot of fun. Tons and tons of fruits and veggies for pennies a pound. I'm sad that going back, most of the fall harvest will be over.

My first trip out there, I was so disappointed that I wasn't near anything I wanted to see when I thought of visiting California. I made this topic

Now I'm obsessing over Yosemite, and I just want to go back there every weekend if possible. Here's some of my pictures of Yosemite

I have read about bus tours that go to Yosemite that leave from San Fransisco at like 4am. I don't know if that would be better or worse than driving it yourself.
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lol... guess you have to change your time frame for fog to include October! now how does the fog situation relate to the 101? we would be travelling that for a ways if we don't take the I5 (which I must say is sounding a better option)
Fog isn't usually and issue in Oct. on either route. Although we just received some heavier than usual rain today, which gave way to some fog. Personally I prefer the 101 route no matter what time of year it is. 101 is so much more scenic and relaxing I feel it outweighs any time you might gain on 5.
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